According to statistics, problems with spine and joints in one way or another are experiencing 80% of adults. Diseases of locomotor apparatus often become... Medicinal plants: 50 recipes for healthy back and joints

According to statistics, problems with spine and joints in one way or another are experiencing 80% of adults. Diseases of locomotor apparatus often become chronic and require prolonged treatment.

Medicinal plants in this case may be a good addition to the therapy, with their help you can significantly improve your health and reduce the dose of the medication. The most effective recipes based on herbs you will find on the pages of our tabs.

Joint pain

To rpiva dioecious

The leaves are harvested during flowering nettles. Nettles are usually mowed with scythes, and a few hours later, when the leaves lose their pungency, they pluck.

In collecting nettles are used for muscle and rheumatic fever. Preparations of the plant have tonic effect, improves tissues regeneration.

The plant is contraindicated in patients with essential hypertension, atherosclerosis and pregnancy. Should not take and increased blood clotting.


3 tablespoons of crushed leaves brewed in 2 cups of boiling water. Take 0.5 cups 4 times a day to relieve back pain and joints.

In rheumatism with nettles sting sore spots.


Harvested inflorescences of tansy during flowering, cutting off baskets with the stalks (the length of the latter should be no more than 2 cm).

Preparations tansy have anti-inflammatory action for arthritis and gout, have a bactericidal effect.

The plant is poisonous, is contraindicated in pregnancy. To be ingested carefully and with respect for the exact dosage.


1 tablespoon of flowers to brew 0.5 liters of boiling water and drink as a tea throughout the day for arthritis.

In Bulgaria wine from inflorescences of tansy is recommended to take with arthritis: 50g blossoms infused for 8 days in Muscat wine, take 1-2 tbsp. spoons of infusion 2 times daily after meals.

St. John’s wort

Grass harvested during flowering. St. John’s wort preparations used for the treatment of arthritis. The plant has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antispasmodic, antiseptic properties, stimulates the regeneration and repair of tissues.

St. John’s wort preparations when administered can cause discomfort in the liver and bitterness in the mouth, constipation, loss of appetite. The plant increases blood pressure, so patients suffering from hypertension, it is recommended to take St. John’s wort only in crop fees.


1 tablespoon of dried and chopped herbs brewed in half Cup of boiling water. Take 1/3 Cup for 20-40 minutes before meals to relieve pain and inflammation in the joints.

2-3 tbsp. tablespoons herb brewed in 2 cups of boiling water, slightly cooled and used in the form of compresses on the aching joint.

Mother-and‑stepmother ordinary

The leaves are harvested in June-July while they still have the felt cover on the bottom side.

Preparations of the plant have anti-inflammatory effect on the joints for rheumatism.


3 tbsp. spoons of flowers or leaves brewed in 2 cups of boiling water, insist 15 minutes, take 2/3 Cup 3 times a day for 20-40 minutes before meals with arthritis.

Siberian pine

Use pine buds, which are harvested in February-March, before the beginning of intensive growth. In addition to the pine buds use purified turpentine (resin), young pine and tar.

Needles, buds and young cones of the plant are used for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, polyarthritis, myositis, lumbosacral radiculitis.

Preparations of pine buds is contraindicated in glomerulonephritis, hepatitis and pregnancy.


50 g of pine buds pour 2 cups of boiling water and insist in a warm place for 2 hours. Take 2 tbsp. spoon 3 times a day for arthritis. The decoction of pine buds is also useful to add to the bath for rheumatism.

Repanshek pharmacy

Harvest the grass during flowering, cutting off the tops of the stems of 25-30 cm from the base of the plant.

Epanechka grass improves health in arthritis, gout, rheumatism, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic properties.


20 g of dried chopped herb brewed in 2 cups of boiling water, cool and take ½ Cup 4 times a day for rheumatism and arthritis.

30 g of dry grass pour 350 g of water, boil on low heat until until liquid volume is reduced by half. Strained broth take 1 tbsp. spoonful every three hours for pain in joints.

Powder of herbs is prescribed for rheumatism inside of 0.5 g 3-4 times a day 15 minutes before meals.

After a long walk to relieve fatigue, recommend a foot bath that is prepared at the rate of 6 tablespoons of herbs of agrimony in 1 liter of water.

Rheumatism drink tea made from the agrimony herb with the honey ½ Cup 3 times a day.

A series of Trifid

Collect grass during the emergence of buds, cutting off the tops with leaves and side branches 10-15 cm long

The series is used for arthritis, rickets, gout.


10 g of chopped herbs pour a glass of boiled water, insist and drink

1 tbsp. spoon 3-4 times a day for pain in the joints.


3 tbsp. tablespoons herb pour 2 cups boiling water, insist 30 minutes, filtered and washed with painful joints or add the infusion into the bath.

Back pain


Frequently used roots, at least – leaves. The leaves are harvested during flowering, roots – in the fall. Dig plants at the age of 1 year.

Infusions of roots and leaves is used in osteochondrosis, rheumatism, gout.


Infusion of roots: 1 tablespoon crushed roots pour 2 cups of boiled water, to insist within 8 hours, take 1/3 Cup 2-4 times a day.

Infusion of leaves: 1 tablespoon crushed material pour 1 Cup of boiled water, insist 2-3 hours, take 1 tablespoon 4-6 times a day an hour after eating.

Patients with gout are advised tea, consisting of: burdock root – 25 g, rhizomes of couch grass – 20 g, grass succession: 20 g, grass violet tricolor – 30 g, grass Veronica officinalis – 20 g. 40 g of this mixture boil in 1 liter of water for 15 minutes, take 3 cups a day before meals.

Rheumatism and arthritis take a bath of decoction of burdock roots, grass, Heather, nettle, rosemary, Thistle, and cranberries, taken in equal proportions.

Red bilberry

Harvested leaves and shoots of blueberries immediately after snow melting and stop before you start flowering. Again the workpiece is carried out in the autumn.

Decoctions of the shoots and leaves of bilberry have antibacterial and antimicrobial action. The plant is used in osteochondrosis, gout, rheumatism.


1-2 tablespoons of crushed leaves brewed 1,5–2 cups boiling water. Take 3-4 times a day half a Cup for 20-40 minutes before meals with osteochondrosis and arthritis.

Quack grass

Autumn harvested roots, which are cleaned from the soil, shallow roots and stems.

Internally and externally (as baths), the plant is used as analgesic for osteoarthritis, rheumatism, gout, arthritis, fractures.


15 g of crushed roots pour 2 cups of cold water, insist 12 hours and take ½ Cup 3-4 times a day for arthritis, rheumatism and osteochondrosis.

90 g of crushed rhizomes is boiled in 800 ml water until then, until you evaporate half the liquid, then cool and take 1 tablespoon 4-5 times a day to relieve back pain and joints.


Mainly collect fresh plant roots, leaves, and horseradish juice. The roots are harvested in autumn – in September-October.

As external funds fresh grated horseradish root is used in sciatica, lumbago, sciatica. Fuck Drugs treat gout and rheumatism. Horseradish leaves is applied in the form of a plaster for bruises, as an analgesic for sciatica.

You must limit the intake of inside hell in large quantities, as the plant can cause gastritis. Horseradish is contraindicated in acute and chronic gastritis, inflammation of the kidneys.


1 tablespoon grated grated roots of horseradish, pour 400 ml of boiling water, to insist hour, filter and take 30-50 ml 4 times a day before meals in diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

For pain in the back and joints of the leaves of the plant applied to the sore spot, cover with a warm blanket for 20 minutes.

The horseradish root is ground on a grater, mixed with water, vinegar or vodka in a ratio of 1:10 and applied to patient back.

Common flax

For medical purposes use flax seeds and flax oil extracted from the seeds.

Flax seeds have anti-inflammatory properties, in folk medicine the seeds are used externally as a warming agent for pain in the back and muscles.


For poultices and compresses the Flaxseed meal mix with hot water to form a slurry, which is placed on a cloth or gauze and apply on the sore spot, then the top is wrapped with a piece of woolen cloth.

With radiculitis, inflammatory diseases of the muscles heated dry seeds in bags applied to the lower back, to the muscles.


Harvest chamomile blossoms in early bloom. Gather the flowers in dry Sunny weather.

Chamomile improves health in diseases of the musculoskeletal system (myositis, myalgia, radiculitis, plexitis, arthritis).


1-2 tablespoons of flowers brewed in 2 cups of boiling water and drink as tea during the day.

4-5 tablespoons brew 1 liter of boiling water, slightly cooled and used as compresses.


Harvested inflorescences. Gathering flowers was carried out for 10-15 days during blooming for most of it.

Preparations of lime have anti-inflammatory action, they are prescribed for pain in the back and joints, rheumatism.


Infusion for internal use is prepared from the calculation: 2-3 tablespoons of vegetable raw materials to 2 cups of boiled water (daily dose).

For external use Infusion is prepared at the rate of 4-5 tablespoons to 2 cups of boiled water.


Stone bramble rocky

Use fruit, juice and leaves of bramble. Berries harvested immediately after ripening, leaves in early summer.

The stone bramble is recommended for the treatment of gout, arthritis, hernia, neuritis.


2 tablespoons chopped plant material is brewed in 2 cups of boiled water, allow to cool and drink the whole decoction during the day to improve well-being in arthritis and gout.


Collect grass, flowers, sometimes of the rhizome. The grass and flowers are harvested in June-July, roots – in September-October.

The meadowsweet to treat gout and rheumatism, this plant has anti-inflammatory and sedative effect.


1 teaspoon herbs and flowers pour 1 Cup of cold boiled water, insist 8 hours, filter and take ¼ Cup 4 times a day before meals with gout and rheumatism.

2 teaspoons of flowers to brew 1.5 cups of boiling water, cool and take ¼ Cup 4 times a day before meals with pains in the joints caused by gout.

Rheumatism and gout recommend this mixture. Filipendula flowers – 10 g, bearberry leaves 15 g, grass gryzhnika – 10 g, corn silk – 15 g, wing beans and the root of an elder grassy – 15 g, birch buds – 15 g, horsetail herb – 10 grams, grass knotweed – 10 g, flowers of cornflower – 10 G. 4 tablespoons of the mixture pour 1 liter of boiled water, insist 15-20 minutes and drink throughout the day in the form of heat.


Used the roots, which are harvested in autumn in the period of withering leaves. Dandelion is recommended for gout, arthritis, rheumatism. Preparations of the plant is contraindicated in the propensity to diarrhea.


1 tablespoon of crushed roots or herbs pour 2 cups boiling water, insist 2 hours and take 3 times a day for 2/3 Cup for 20-40 minutes before meals with gout and arthritis.


Gather grass and leaves in the early flowering plants.

The preparations of wormwood are used in gout, rheumatism and arthritis. Wormwood also prepare compresses, poultices for rheumatism and bruises.

Prolonged use of wormwood is contraindicated. In case of overdose the plant causes strong excitation of the Central nervous system (including convulsions and hallucinations), gives way to transcendent braking. Prolonged use of wormwood in even small amounts, decreased hemoglobin, can be nauseam and vomiting. The plant is contraindicated in peptic ulcer and pregnancy.


For the treatment of gout and articular rheumatism is recommended to take baths. 0.5–1 kg grass boiled in a bucket of water, insist and take a bath for 15-20 minutes. Water temperature – 36-37 OS.

Pimpernel saxifrage

Use the roots of plants are dug in autumn or early spring.

Drugs Pimpernel recommended for gout and rheumatism in the form of infusion, decoction and tincture.


Decoction: 10-15 g of crushed roots brew Cup of boiling water, infuse to cool, take 1 tablespoon 3 times a day.

Infusion: 1 teaspoon of crushed roots and rhizomes insist in a glass of cold boiled water for 8 hours, then filtered. The rest of The roots steeped in 1 Cup of hot boiled water, insist 10 minutes, mix both infusion and add 1 tablespoon of honey. Take ½ Cup 3-4 times a day before meals.

Alcohol tincture is prepared at 40% alcohol or vodka (2 parts roots and rhizomes to 10 parts alcohol). 15 drops of tincture diluted with 1 tablespoon of water and taken 3-4 times a day.

Brittle willow

Bark Used, rarely the leaves of the plant. The bark is harvested in early spring, the leaves – during flowering in early may.

The bark decoction is drink to treat gout, rheumatism. Infusion of willow bark also used for rheumatism and as anti-inflammatory drugs for pain in the joints.


10-15 grams of powdered bark brew in 1 Cup of boiling water and take 1 tablespoon 3-4 times a day for gout and rheumatism.

1 teaspoon of powdered bark pour 2 cups of cold water, insist 8 hours and drink throughout the day for arthritis and rheumatism.

Sambucus nigra

Harvested inflorescences in early summer, cut them with knives or shears.

The black elderberry flowers have anti-inflammatory properties, used to treat gout and joint pain.


For pain in the joints, gouty tumors, neuralgia and myositis it is recommended to impose doused with boiling water with a mixture of elder flowers and chamomile, taken in equal proportions.


Harvest the berries in the period of full maturation. Use also the shoots of the blueberries, which are harvested by hand until the end of fruiting.

The plant is used as a normalizing salt metabolism, anti-inflammatory and diuretic in gout.


2-3 tablespoons of berries or leaves of bilberry pour 2 cups of boiled water, insist 2-3 hours and take 3-4 times daily before meals for arthritis, gout and rheumatism.

Useful tips

Diet for gout

In occurrence of gout, the main role is played by disorders of metabolism, therefore a proper diet is an important part of treatment.


  • Rich meat, fish and mushroom broth
  • Sausages and smoked
  • Pickles and marinades
  • Legumes
  • Some vegetables: cauliflower, sorrel, spinach, parsley
  • Canned fish and meat
  • The offal
  • Chocolate
  • Cocoa
  • Strong tea
  • Alcohol, especially beer

You can:

  • Bread and pasta
  • Cereals
  • Lean meat 2-3 times a week
  • Any fruit and vegetables except forbidden
  • Dairy products
  • Vegetarian soups

Sport for joints


  • Squats. When you sit down and then stand up quickly, the knee joint is overloaded. This can lead to serious injuries like a meniscus tear. By the way, this injury is very common among gardeners who have long sitting on his haunches, treating the beds. The bending angle of the knee joint with squats should not be more than 90 degrees.
  • Exercises with dumbbells. It is especially dangerous to lift weights in a standing position.
  • Step aerobics. The risk of damaging the knee or ankle joint quite high.


  • Swimming. This is a great workout for all muscle groups, especially if you swim different styles. But, when a person is in the water, the joints are not overstretched, and the likelihood of injury is very small.
  • Yoga and Pilates. During a workout the muscles are stretched slowly, the amplitude of the movements increases gradually.

Take care of your back!

People with bad backs should be especially careful when performing some everyday things.

In the car. Take the right position. Slide the seat forward to without stress to get feet to pedals. Sit so that your back is securely rested on the back of the chair.

On the street. If you return from the store with a lot of shopping, do not put them in one bag. Carry purchases in two hands. Unloading the trunk, take the right pose: knees bent, back straight. The most heavy things put near the walls of the cargo compartment to be able to pull if in the trip they will move inside.

In the country. Excavation work in the garden – the most time-consuming. Before beginning, make a 2-3-minute warm-up, a spade, choose take it easy, and raising a clod of earth, keep your back straight and bend knees. Lean your forearm on the thigh and use it as a lever. Every 10-20 minutes, take a break.

On the Playground. To raise the child on hands, sit down in front of him squat, keeping your back straight. Lifting, tense the muscles of the legs.

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